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A group of US representatives plan to introduce legislation that will legalize marijuana and allow states to legislate its use, pro-marijuana groups said Wednesday.

The legislation would limit the federal government's role in marijuana enforcement to cross-border or inter-state smuggling, and allow people to legally grow, use or sell marijuana in states where it is legal.

The bill, which is expected to be introduced on Thursday by Republican Representative Ron Paul and Democratic Representative Barney Frank, would be the first ever legislation designed to end the federal ban on marijuana.

Sixteen of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

But planting, selling or commercially distributing marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

Last year, California citizens voted not to legalize recreational marijuana use, although the debate continues in about half a dozen other states.

Three weeks ago a group of ex-presidents of Latin America as well as former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan denounced the failure of the global war on drugs and called for urgent changes, including the legalization of cannabis.

Between 1998 and 2008, worldwide consumption of opiates increased 35 percent, with cocaine use growing 27 percent and marijuana use growing 8.5 percent, according to the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

June marks the 40th anniversary of the "War on Drugs" launched by President Richard Nixon in 1970, the first major US anti-drug initiative.

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June marks the 40th anniversary of the "War on Drugs"

This is odd. We're tired of the war on terror after a decade but the equally senseless war on drugs seems to enjoy enough continued support to pizz billions of dollars out the window. I don't get it. I really don't. Just legalize it, regulate it and tax it. Make it a revenue stream rather than drain on the treasury.

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from the front page of vj :rofl:

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This is odd. We're tired of the war on terror after a decade but the equally senseless war on drugs seems to enjoy enough continued support to pizz billions of dollars out the window. I don't get it. I really don't. Just legalize it, regulate it and tax it. Make it a revenue stream rather than drain on the treasury.

Screw that I will just grow it.kicking.gif

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This is odd. We're tired of the war on terror after a decade but the equally senseless war on drugs seems to enjoy enough continued support to pizz billions of dollars out the window. I don't get it. I really don't. Just legalize it, regulate it and tax it. Make it a revenue stream rather than drain on the treasury.

Has any country legalized marijuana?

Not "decriminalized", legalized. For recreational, not medicinal use.

Don't say "Holland".


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Paul and Frank together ? Wow - I'm both floored and impressed !

Now if hemp is included, that'd be mondo cool ! (I'm big hemp supporter for paper and rope manufacturing )


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It's legal here in Alaska. :yes:


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Islam prohibits all drugs that are not medically prescribed, so there goes that idea...

SPLIFr.com — Cairo – The highest seat of Sunni Muslim learning, The research council of the Al-Azhar University, will meet today (Thursday Nov 25), to discuss the possibility of approving the use of cannabis for medical conditions. The council are particularly interested in how cannabis medicine can relieve the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver. The university was founded in the late 10th century for Islamic studies, Al-Azhar University is the world’s leading centre for Arabic literature and the study of Sunni Islam.

http://www.splifr.com/sunni-muslim-research-council-discuss-medicinal-cannabis/

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